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Nov 7, 2012 12:00am PST
obama. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [ cheers and applause ] >> it was a sweeping electoral win, and now, his first job for a second term helping put more americans back to work and steering the course to a stronger economy. >> we are an american family and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one group. >> with the congratulations of his challenger. >> this is a toime of great challenges for america and pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> and the confidence of his supporters. and with the long, bitter election battle over, this morning, president barack obama sets his sights on four more years in the white house. today is wednesday, november 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning wednesday morning, everyone. the country has spoken dough sigh siedough -- spoken decisively. the president will get to keep his job after sweeping the key battleground states. >> what an evening, night, morning it has been. army this morning, president barack obama pro
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
the changing america? what is the world saying tonight? how about wall street? and what did the president do today to help the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, pulling together. the obamas starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening. and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul-searching for the republican party. and a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these are the results at this hour. electoral votes. president obama with a decisive victory. and the president also winning the popular vote. and there are two pictures this morning after that say so much about two families, after the long campaign. governor romney, gathered with his family in a hotel room. and president obama and his family, on their way back to the white house. and abc's white
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Nov 6, 2012 8:35pm PST
barack obama and what he -- what he represents personally, but also there's the changing america that has put him in this place and i think that that's why people get so excited about him because they recognize themselves in him in a way that they've never recognized themselves in a leader before, because it was never there before. now his tweet "we're all in this together" is something he really needs to deliver on, because we have to come out of this election being much more unified than the way we went into the election and that's going to be very -- >> another reason why this story in addition to the obvious one, this is a president who had high unemployment almost 8%, low approval rating for much of this year, below 50% and where a majority of the country, the majority of the people here throughout the country thought it was going on the wrong track. by any measure you would have thought this was somebody heading for defeat and he warned we've never seen it happen before on any of those three before, marks that low winning re-election in the modern era. >> even as we look at this
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Nov 7, 2012 11:35pm PST
family flew back to washington today, a few conservative pundits observed that if only america had the same demographics as it did under ronald reagan, mitt romney would have won. yes. and if jonie loves chachi was still in primetime, people wouldn't laugh at my parachute pants. the country is changing in waves. and what last night taught us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional.
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
begin with america's latest powerball millionaires. one in arizona. one in missouri. and alex perez is in the small town of dearborn, missouri, where one lucky man is about to go public with his good fortune. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, george, good morning. within hours, the big mystery in this teeny, tiny town could be over. officials will announce who holds that ticket today. if you ask anyone around town here, they'll tell you they already know. it's a factory worker named mark hill. the avalanche of speculation began when this man, mark hill, updated the status on his facebook account late thursday, writing, we are truly blessed. we are the lucky winners of the powerball. within hours, his facebook page went dark. but his family began celebrating. telling abc news, hill is the big winner. >> he's worked very hard in his life and he won't have to anymore. >> just shocked. i mean, just -- i thought we were all going to have heart attacks. >> reporter: hill's mother says he and his wife, cindy, have three grown sons and an adopted daughter from china. she said the coupl
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Nov 16, 2012 11:35pm PST
america is it controversial for me to begin tonight's program by declaring that global warming is really happening. for doubters, 332-straight months of above average temperatures is not proof enough. and even among believers, there's a fight over who to blame, god or man, natural cycles of fossil fuels. the very words climate change were noticeably absent from this past election, but sandy brought them back in a big way and eager to fuel the conversation, two artists convinced they can help skeptics see climate change in ways scientists cannot. if you drive outside of juneau, alaska, past nugget falls and through the blueberry colored icebe icebergs, you will find mendenhall glacier. of what's left of it. >> the ice came out to right about here in 2007. >> reporter: wow. five years ago, we'd be bumping into the glacier right here. >> yeah. >> reporter: and if you time your visit just right, you might run into james, nature photographer, geo-morphologis and reformed climate change skeptic. >> when i first heard about the man-made climate change story, i had a knee jerk reflexive s
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
america's top commander in afghanistan. >> general john allen is under investigation for sending what could be tens of thousands of inappropriate documents to a woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had that affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. with questions about the murder of his next door neighbor. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus. the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pen
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am PDT
sandy hit. >> we can't go on the road we're on. we can't change course in america if we keep on attacking each other. we've got to come together and get america on track again. >> reporter: the race is still a dead-heat. the daily abc news/"washington post" tracking poll show the candidates tied among likely voters at 49%. the same poll found president obama's response to the superstorm positively. 78% say mr. obama's handling the situation excellent or good. the president toured storm-ravaged new jersey with republican governor chris christie. >> hang in there. >> reporter: the governor, usually one of the president's harshest critics had nothing but find words for him. >> he's worked closely with me. and i can't thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and the people of our state. >> reporter: both the romney and obama campaigns think they're winning. the obama campaign points to the president leading or tied with romney in the eight closest battlegrounds. while the romney campaign says the president's playing defense in michigan, pennsy
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
pushed him to make history. >>> good morning, america. this is the big one. millions of us packing up, heading to planes, trains, and cars today. the estimate is more than 43 million people will be on the move. it is shaping up to be the craziest travel day of the year. we're all over it this morning. happy day before thanksgiving to robin at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back. >> great to be here. i'm feeling lucky to be here and not being out there on the roads. take a look at this. this is the stevenson expressway. in my oel old hometown of chicago. where the fog is already creating travel problems. and that's the home to o'hare airport. one of the busiest in the nation. also, on the new jersey turnpike, where things are getting started. already bumper-to-bumper traffic. >>> here we go. and there's always turkey. and always bargains. usually, you have to wait until thursday or friday. we're going to reveal the latest on the most incredible deals happening right now, earlier than ever. we have them all for you. >>> let's get right to josh with the breaking news from israel. >
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Nov 18, 2012 8:00am PST
gingrich and congressman xavier becerra. >>> plus -- ♪ sugar sugar >> america's favorite tasty treat turns into another political football. is it twilight for the twinkie? >>> good morning. george stephanopoulos has the weekend off. we begin with breaking news from the middle east where despite talks of a possible cease-fire, the air war between hamas and israel is continuing. so let's get right to it. we have alex marquardt in gaza city and christiane amanpour in jerusalem, and, alex, let me begin with you. give us a sense of what's been going there on in gaza. >> reporter: good morning, martha. it's been very consistent pummeling of gaza by the israeli air force and a consistent launching of rockets by these palestinian militant groups. we are hearing the bombings going off rather incessantly. just a short while ago, a palestinian group launched a rocket from just a short distance away. this goes on throughout the day, into the night. around 2:00 a.m. we were woken up by this barrage of artillery fire coming from the navy ship just offshore, the israeli ship. the big question today
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Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
>> go get 'em, folks. >>> also, the woman who could be america's next top diplomat. susan rice, now on a collision course with senators again today. her first meeting, a planned makeup became a breakup. >>> sounding the alarm on pork safety. a potentially deadly superbug found in many samps. we're going to tell you what you need to know. >>> and the all-star of the all-stars. a new mirrorball champ at "dancing with the stars." >>> good morning, everyone. we begin on this wednesday with, what else? powerball. >> of course. let's get the bad news out of the way first here. experts say you have a better chance of getting hit by an asteroid than winning tonight's big jackpot. >> but the good news, the jackpot is up to least $500 million. and it could go higher. when players are lining up in the dusty arizona desert for an hour and a half just to buy a lottery ticket, you know it's big. >> i hope i don't have a heart attack. >> reporter: most of them came across the border from california, which is not 1 of the 42 states, district of columbia or the u.s. virgin islands that play the game
ABC
Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
thursday. it includes $78 flat-screen tvs. >>> beauty queen bombshell. this miss america's decision to have major, life-saving surgery. she's just 22 years old. and the surgery is just two months before the pageant. she's speaking out live only on "gma." ♪ gangnam style >>> and hammer sometime. the huge surprise at the end of the amas. the superstar psy and mc hammer go gangnam. and pink. we're backstage getting the inside scoop from the stars! >>> and good morning, everyone. hope you had a great weekend. got that new view coming around. >> whoo. >> while you all were sleeping, president obama made a little bit of history. the first visit by a u.s. president to myanmar, the tiny asian country closed off for so long, they are now celebrating freedom. also the first visit to cambodia by a u.s. president. that is happening right now. >> great to be here. myanmar formerly known as burma. >>> also happening overnight, the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal, paula broadwell, surfaces at home with her husband and two young children opinion she's released a statement that we'll he
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
to it. >> it was captain america! [ laughter ] >> reporter: overnight, the man who once invited paula broadwell to talk about her best-selling biography of petraeus gave his spin on the scandal. >> paula broadwell. paula broadwell. why does that name seem so familiar to me? welcome to the program, paula broadwell. [ cheers and applause ] no, no. that's not it. [ laughter ] >> reporter: jon stewart co-hosted a barbecue with broadwell for wounded vets on labor day. >> the whole time i was just staring at how defined her arms were. >> reporter: on "the daily show" monday night, he roasted her. >> for god sake, the title of her book was "all in." [ laughter ] a powerful man had an affair with a fawning admirer. all of a sudden, she saw some other girl flirting with him. she was e-mailing. you better step off. i saw him first. >> reporter: broadwell hasn't been seen since the scandal broke friday. but her friends and family are coming to her defense. her father telling "the new york daily news, monday, that he supports his daughter 100%. this is about something else entirely. and the
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
morning america." >>> good morning, america. we have breaking news just as we come on the air. sirens wailing across southern israel and tel aviv right now. palestinian rockets targeting tel aviv just exploded. we're right on the edge of war in the middle east right now. there's no injuries reported from this latest shell explosion. but this is a serious escalation. >> we have our eye on all of the developments there. >>> and we also have the latest on the millionaire software titan on the run. police could be closing in on him right now. and abc news has learned, he may never have left his house. we have the exclusive photo showing the bunker where he may have been hiding out. >>> and get ready to meet the heaviest triplets in the world. little sidney, elliott, and jensen. all the details on the big delivery and how mom got ready for their birth. it was a big one. such a nice story. >>> we have a lot to get to. we want to get to the deadly and horrifying crash in texas. federal officials are heading to texas to join investigators probing why a freight train slammed right into a parad
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Nov 7, 2012 11:00am PST
. >> president obama thanks america after a victory against mitt romney. good morning i'm cheryl jennings. >>> and i'm kristen sze. the obamas are set to leave chicago within the hour to return to the white house. the president is turning his attention to the most pressing challenges. he needs a budget deal to prevent a fiscal cliff. if he captain deep spending cuts and tax increases will kick in next year. >> reporter: good afternoon. president obama the night here in chicago. he and his family will return to the white house later this afternoon. somehow he overcame a historically slow economy and high unemployment to win four more years. crowds rejoiced in times square, outside the white house and in chicago. >> the president: i want to thank every american who participated in this election. whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very longtime. by the way, we have to fix that. >> reporter: the outcome became clear before midnight as the mid western firewall held firm. >> the president: we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts that for the united
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Nov 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning, america. and happening now, a new storm threat for the east coast next week, as temperatures plunge to near-freezing in the disaster zone. >>> desperation growing. no heat, no power, sending these people into dumpsters for food in downtown new york. >>> running on empty. the massive gas shortage reaches a new crisis point, as fist fights erupt and guns are pulled at the pump. >> i have no power at home. i can't get gas. and i'm waiting over three hours. what's wrong with this country? >> fuel running out for ambulances and police, taxis, threatening to tear apart the recovery. >>> mystery winner. the mom who scored the $23 million golden ticket and didn't know it until her daughter spotted her picture on tv. where she found the ticket at the very last minute. ♪ let's hear it for new jersey >>> the stars rise up for sandy survivors. emotional tributes by country stars last night at the cmas. and the heart-wrenching moments on stage from the boss with his famous song. his message for all the victims of the storm. ♪ rise up come on, rise up >>> good morning, eve
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Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm PDT
life. >> did i think he was going to save black america? no. >> reporter: there are frustrations. as blacks have been hit harder been the great recession than any other group. black unemployment is almost double the national average. >> to me, he hasn't done anything. economy hasn't gotten better. we're in the same spot we were when bush was the president. >> reporter: and another emotional thing has surfaced. gay marriage. >> i think same sex couples should be able to get married. >> i don't even care what obama says. jesus said marriage is between a man and a woman. >> reporter: this reverend, the pastor of a large african-american congregation in baltimore, is among those profiled in the documentary. a fiery charismatic speaker, he's among a new generation of black religious leaders diving into the political fray. >> this election has far reaching implications. >> reporter: you part ways with the president on the issue of gay marriage. >> yes. i'm against the president on that issue. >> reporter: but he still supports obama. >> i think where it is that the african-american com
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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am PST
>>> good morning, america. breaking news. the massive nor'easter battering areas hardest hit by sandy. a foot of snow. howling winds over 60 miles per hour, taking down trees and powerlines, for thousands of hurricane victims just back on their feet. our extreme weather team has the latest from the storm zone. >>> wall street worries. the worst day of the year for your money. the stocks plummet the day after the election. what's behind the huge plunge? and what it means for your bank account. >>> high-speed heist. a jaw-dropping robbery in the middle of the day. thieves on motorcycles roar into a mall, ripping off hundreds of thousands in jewelry. and it's all caught on tape. >>> and girl power. the 9-year-old tearing up the gridiron, leaving the boys in her dust. and it's only her first season on the field. we'll hear from the boys she's beating. and we'll talk to her, live. >>> good morning, everyone. boy, sam is about the prettiest running back i've ever seen. >> she is. i just said, take that, cheerleaders. i can say that, as a former cheerleader. >> hello to robin, recoveri
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Nov 6, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> america will choose its next president day we break down the electoral map and show the swing states that president obama and mitt romney need to win. >> reporter: i'm terry mcsweeney in san francisco with the most experienced poll worker in the city and county of san francisco, maybe in the united states. in just a couple of minutes you will meet 96-year-old alicia kennedy still on-the-job. >>> here's a live look at the bay bridge, earlier hit-and-run accident at treasure island still blocking left lane, reason for sluggish traffic on upper deck that san francisco. more of your election day >>> good morning, 6:29. i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. a few minutes ago we told that you katie would air at 3 p.m. at its usual time slot but it will not because of the election day coverage it will air at 2 p.m. today. >> by that time it is going to be pretty warm. are we talking about a lot of cities? >> probably three or four not as many as yesterday we had up to nine around the bay area and a couple more around salinas and hollister. doppler picking up dry air, there's a little fo
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
. she's due back in court january 7th. for "good morning america," rob nelson, abc news, new york. >> a lot of luck involved in a lot of people not getting hurt there. >> absolutely. >> that was something. >>> let's get the weather from sam. >> we start to look for pattern changes before we head into the holiday week. we're in the cold pattern for most of the country. luckily, by the time we get into next week, we have mild air and watch it shoot up into the middle of the country. taking over most of the country. the jet stream riding high. there's two wet spots to worry about in the country. one of them is the northwest, watching a few storms come in. and we think we might have coastal storms running up the coastline next week. we have to plan this out and see how close they are. but that could mean the mid-atlantic to the northeast, the other wet zone on the map. here's what's going on today. look at the nice, dry air that moves in. okay, it's a little chilly. it's drier than it was yesterday. boston, 28 degrees. portland, 26. new york at 31. good morning, pittsburgh, at 33 degrees is
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Nov 9, 2012 1:05am PST
looks like. >> as we continue tonight. group of bay area resident has given up on america as we know it an has formed their own government. >> sounds incredible. l we managed to get inside one of their meetings and dan is here now with the investigation. >>reporter: this group is waiting for the collapse of the u.s. government. the members are serious. even taken symbolic blood oath. up next. how they live outside the law as they make plans to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will bkjañ;x;x;x$ú [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's hal
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
49, yosemite 53. >>> let's check with josh elliot for what is coming up on "good morning america." >>> a lot of new questions about the petraeus affair. >>> indeed, questions we will try to answer this morning. hello everybody in the bay area. we will have the latest on the scandal that has ended the career of cia chief general david petraeus, shocking end obviously. we'll take a closer look at the other woman, involved, paula broadwell, rocking washington. we are also going to speak to a colleague of the general's who has been in close touch with him since the scandal broke and try to get to the bottom of some of those questions. also, caught on tape, youth football coach, you see him here, allegedly attacking a player on the opposing team, 7th grader taking it in the chops from the coach. was this assault or accident? as you can see broken down frame by frame, we'll hear from both sides. also, confessions of a shopping addict. that's how bad it was for her after spending hours shopping everyday. now even diving in dumb terse to find deals with the advent of the -- in dumpsters
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
. you follow that? >> yeah. a similar breed of desserts is making the rounds on youtube. only in america, people. it is the cherpumple. a three-layer concoction of cherry pie, baked into a white cake. pumpkin pie, bakes in a yellow cake. all topped with cream cheese. and don't forget the frosting. you may want to have an ambulance standing by if you decide to make that. does that look appetizing? >> that does nothing for me. good ruck luck with that, folks. >>> and for those that want to keep the oven off this thanksgiving, a word of warning if you're going to be using those turkey fryers. >> look to youtube at the deep-fry disasters. most cooks put too much oil in the pot and it catches fire when the big bird is dropped in. >> we're also told that it helps to remain sober when dealing with fire and hot oil. that's a good idea. and get a fire extinguisher, not a garden hose, in case that's what you need. >> if you never experienced the succulent joy of a deep-fried turkey, it is well worth the potential fire hazard. it's delicious stuff. just saying. >>> for some of you, your local news
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
tonight. group of bay area resident has given up on america as we know it an has formed their own government. >> sounds incredible. l we managed to get inside one of their meetings and dan is here now with the investigation. >>reporter: this group is waiting for the collapse of the u.s. government. the members are serious. even taken symbolic blood oath. up next. how they live outside the law as they make plans to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will b >> pay area residents say they are no longer part of this country and they have taken a blood oath joined a group that has formed its own government with own law an
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Nov 8, 2012 1:40am PST
america to see this. john boehner coming out today. harry reid as well. boehner said, we can't keep setting the bar that low. it is time we raise the bar. i loved what he said about we are ready to be led not as democrats or republicans, but as americans, not as a liberal or conservative, but as the president of the united states. >> that's the quote mark alluded to. you hope that in light of -- i mean, there are dual messages last night. the country overwhelmingly elected barack obama back to office. more democrats in the senate and the house. on the other side. popular vote very close. obama farthest to left there, but up by 3 million votes. very close race. that was a message, not a mandate. so there is a middle ground that you hope they both seek out. because the electorate did send dual messages last night. >> one headline, the divided states of america. it is a little divided. we need some healing, neosporin and a band-aid. >> yeah, get over it and move on. >>> asian stocks tumbled overnight after a steep drop on wall street. global investors are nervous about new forecasts th
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Nov 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
"nightline." >> coming up next on "nightline" powerball machines are cranking across america tonight as countless dreamers bet on a half billion dollar jackpot. we will separate the mass from the emotion. and the young star of a hit tv sitcom stages a moral rebellion. that's on "nightline." >> abc7 news at 11:00 co >>> there is a growing gang problem on the peninsula where a coalition of police chiefs is banding together. the top cops from menlo park and palo alto spoke before the menlo park city council about their latest strategy. abc7 news reporter alan wang was at that meeting tonight. >> in just the past four weeks, the bell haven area of menlo park has been claimed with four separate shooting. >> menlo park, east palo alto and palo alto are teaming up to stop a gang war on their streets. the bloody shootout on november 2nd that left four men badly wounded convinced the police chief to form a task force called smart, an acro anymore for strategic multi agency response team. >> no innocent bystanders have been struck by the bullets. >> almost two weeks ago, a 42-year-old man was mur
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Nov 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
make it in america. >> dan: monthly jobs report showeda increase in more than 170,000 jobs across the country but analysts say it will unlikely to affect tuesday's outcome. stay tuned for the results on tuesday. the moment the polls close and we'll have live updates all night long on the broadcast and on facebook and on twitter. we've got you covered. >> breaking news in menlo park, at least four people have been shot. let's get right to ama daetz at the scene. >> i'm standing on ivy and the shooting happened on ivy and windmere. you see menlo park police is still investigating. police tell me it all begin after 8:00 after they got several reports of shots being fired in the area. when they got on the scene and got to the location, they found four adult males shot. they tell me about the victims were taken to stanford hospital. two are doing well. one is critically injured. another in serious condition. as for the motive they don't have one just yet, they do believe it was a drive-in shooting. the four people were just standing out in front of the yard having a gathering when the
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Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
coming up later today on "good morning america." >>> and we breaking news overnight from bangladesh where yet another fire has broken out at a garment factory. at least eight people were hurt in today's fire, and this comes after more than 100 workers died in a blaze at a similar fact tore nearby. officials say the death toll would have been much lower. but there were no emergency exitses in the nine-story building. the factory made clothing for walmart and other stores in the u.s. and britain. survives say when the fire alarm went off, they were told it was a malfunction and to go back to work. >> an avoidable tragedy. >>> and this is expected to be another tumultuous week for egypt's president mohamed morsi. they clashed in the square in cairo yesterday. a teenager was killed and 40 people hurt. morsi who, of course, brokered the mideast cease-fire last week is now under protest to take steps to give himself more absolute powers to run the country. >>> back here at home, top republican lawmakers now say they'd be willing to break a no tax pledge to avoid the fiscal cliff. georgia
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Nov 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
this morning, the neighborhood assistance corporation of america, returns to the bay area with its american dream program. hundreds of counselors and bank representatives from all major lenders will be there at the san jose convention center through monday helping with free onsite home loans and free loan modifications. terry mcsweeney will have more information in 30 minutes. >>> now the aftermath of hurricane sandy. many of new york city subways began roll this morning, three days after superstorm sandy. damaged parts of the subway are running again, officials say these still won't be much service to downtown manhattan where the tunnels are still flooded in new jersey the storm damaged or destroyed nearly all the homes in wealthy enclaves. some are still stranded in hoboken. the storm killedcvr( more than 0 people and left millions without power in the eastern u.s.. katie marzullo will have an update on the east coast storm damage in the next half hour. she is gathering that information. still, millions don't have power, don't have a way to get a hot meal. >> in contrast our weat
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Nov 20, 2012 4:00am PST
war, with new attacks overnight. and now, america's top diplomat on the way to the region. we're live in jerusalem. >>> treacherous travel for millions on this busy getaway week. o a major storm in the west, with flooding rains, causing wrecks, even mudslides. will it let up in time for you to hit the road? >>> and check this out. deluge in the e.r. a hospital trauma unit inundated. water breaking through the walls. the mess, caught on camera. >>> as we all know, getting older can be a bummer. but not just for people. scientists now saying, we're not alone in those midlife blues. >>> and good tuesday morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news. a new effort to stop the violence in the middle east. >> the obama administration announced overnight that secretary of state hillary clinton is heading to that region, where she will meet with leaders from all sides. meanwhile, israeli forces continue their offensive against hamas militants in gaza. their campaign is now in its seventh day. >> the death toll among palestinians is now over 110 people. about half of them, civilians. for
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
very next morning that america is becoming an entitled society. that some americans are asking government to solve problems for things they can't afford. >> the giving away free stuff is a hard thing to compete with. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >>> lawmakers demanding answers in the deadly meningitis outbreak didn't get far during yesterday's hearing. the owner of the suspect pharmacy took the fifth and refused to answer questions. and the head of the fda says the responsibility for oversight in this case rests with the state of massachusetts. so far, 32 people have died after they got tainted steroids linked to that pharmacy. >>> researchers have identified a mutated gene that triples a person's risk for alzheimer's disease. the gene variant found in less than 1% of us, appears to keep the immune system from controlling damaging plaque buildup in the brain. the findings give scientists a fresh target for research into possible treatment. >>> while it sure feels great to hit that snooze button, doctors warn that the extra sleep you're getting isn't all that gre
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Nov 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
-year-old is accused of robbing the bank of america on november 7th. police say he handed the teller a note saying he was armed and demanding money. he got away with $1,700 the cash. >> u.s. supreme court justices will go behind closed doors to decide whether now is the time to rule on same-sex marriage. "the los angeles times" reports on friday the court will sift through appeals on proposition 8 and he national defense of marriage act. the issue isn't just what to decide but when. in the past the court has been criticized for waiting too long or moving too quickly to recognize constitutional rights. >> this week a decision is expected on the fate of a popular north bay oyster farm. we have been fighting on the fight over drake bay oyster company. the park service says the farm is harming the environment and wants it closed, but the national academy of sciences found the park service's environmental review lacks strong scientific support because there wasn't enough data vrabel. the interior secretary has the final say about drake and his decision is expected in the next few days. drak
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Nov 29, 2012 1:40am PST
america will see their taxes automatically go up at the beginning of next year. >> there has been no serious discussion by the white house on entitlements, medicare and medicaid. >> the president says he is still confident that a deal can be reached before christmas. and of course, the cliff is december 31st. >> exactly. i mean pressure is on here. the closer we get to the holidays, you know, the harder this thing becomes. i think one of the houses of congress goes on break december 14th. so i think the house. if you really look at the calendar here. deadline is tight and the president is trying to drum up public support here. now he is encouraging in the age of social media, twitter, folks get on twitter, use hash tag #my2k, the average family would spend $2,200 more in taxes. public campaign. plus negotiations today as well. so bated breath, everybody, we will see. >>> well, the west coast is under assault for the second straight day. getting swamped by back to back storms. by sunday, up to a foot of rain could fall from northern california into portland and seattle. and the mounta
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Nov 22, 2012 11:35pm PST
raise awareness. >> reporter: so, at 15, darius took an extraordinary journey across america with logan and a bunch of guys. >> i mean, i'm just like a regular person. i'm just the same as other people. i got talents. >> reporter: the journey became a film. "darius goes west." it was the first time darius had ever left his hometown of athens, georgia. how did he talk your mother into it? >> oh, it was hard. she didn't want to let me go. >> reporter: but i mean, it was a pretty crazy idea, if you think about it. >> most of the weus was still i our teens. >> reporter: they traveled to the grand canyon. >> king of the world. >> reporter: where the view brought tears to his eyes. and to the ocean. where darius stood up for the first time in almost four years. >> yeah! >> reporter: mtv never did pimp his wheelchair, but the trip was a success. >> there you go. >> reporter: the journey turned out to be one about gratitude, about giving thanks, about giving back. and about two young men who couldn't be more different on the outside or more alike on the inside. what do you think you've given lo
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Nov 28, 2012 5:00am PST
republican leaders. >> first this morning's america's money report. >>> federal judge is ordering the tobacco companies to say publicly they lied about the dangers of smoking they must also take out ads that say smoke something responsible for 1200 deaths a day. congressional watchdogs say it is time to dumb the dollar bill. the government -- to dump the dollar bill the government says the u.s. could save each year by switching to coins public prefers paper money if you are the winner of the huge power ball tonight experts say take the money and run. whatever happens with the fiscal cliff taxes on the very >>> good morning. winds gusting in excess of 30 miles an hour at our coast, wind advisory throughout the entire bay area -- [ inaudible ] wind warning at our coast we could see winds there in excess of 60 miles an hour through 11:00 this morning. >>> we'll continue to keep an eye on those winds. residents on the peninsula will be keeping an eye on a slipping hill slide where a mudslide happened earlier this month. a water main break caused this mess along several streets in daly cit
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Nov 27, 2012 6:00am PST
also joined by the muppets, next on "good morning america." >>> new this morning, construction crane collapsed in australia sparking a fire sending workers running for their lives. it happened at a construct site at the university of technology. witnesses say the crane's arm snapped and went crashing into nearby buildings, nobody was seriously hurt. investigators believe a fuel leak sparked a fire this is the second crane from the same australian company to collapse in the past month. >>> palestinian officials say yasser arafat's remains have been reburied, hours after being exhumed as part of a probe into his death. they began early today under the cover of huge blue sheets. officials say samples were given to experts from switzerland, france and russia. the former palestinian died of the underlying cause of his death remains a mystery. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice will be on capitol hill this week to meet with members of congress to discuss the benghazi attacks. one of her first meetings today will be with john mccain one of her most vocal critics. she came fire for saying it was
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Nov 18, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> sure. >>> coming up on "good morning america" -- all in the family. police say a father, son and teenage daughter pulled off a string of bank robberies. find out how their disguises actually led to their capture. >>> also, revved up, which one of us will hit the highest speed on the nascar track. we're calling it the gma 600 which we apparently made up and had a trophy built. it will be handed out in minutes. >>> and sour patch kids. wait till you see the look on this kid's face when he has his first encounter with an extremely sour piece of candy. you won't want to miss it coming up. ♪ daisy, do a dollop ♪ daisy, do-do a dollop our family-owned company makes daisy... with 100% natural farm-fresh cream. no artificial ingredients. no preservatives. and no added hormones. ♪ better with a dollop here ♪ fresher with a dollop there ♪ ♪ wholesome in every way ♪ daisy, do a dollop ♪ daisy, do-do a dollop and eddy said the toys might not be ready! eddy? the elf! ♪ [ radio announcer ] today's forecast: it's snowing snowballs and snow bricks out there... seven more days a
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Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
the eye and tell them here in america, no dream is too big if they are willing to work for >> the president also says the nation stands with those who are less fortunate this year, including superstorm sandy victims. >>> in the mideast, fragile peace still holding this morning it has been 19 hours since the cease-fire between israel and hamas. secretary of state clinton and egypt's foreign minister brokered the deal to end eight days of violence the worst fighting in years. for palestinians it means no more israeli airstrikes or hamas leaders assassinated in gaza for israel a stop to rocket fire from gaza, today the deal clouds negotiations to open border and allow people and goods to move freely. >>> back here neighbors of a disabled san francisco man have stepped up to find his stolen service dog. while he was getting dialysis, somebody broke his truck's window grabbed his dog lola. rob suffers from crohn's dis's and was just diagnosed with cancer, he says lola was one of the bright stops -- spots in his life. >> she was wonderful from the first day, the most affectionate, sweet
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00am PST
for the ongoing conflict. those are the headlines. good morning america will have more coverage from the middle east coming up at 7:00. [chanting] >> this is a display of some of the anger over the bombing in gaza is on display in san francisco. a pro-palestinian anti-israeli crowd rallied in front of the israeli consulate last night. you see them there marching down market street. they were yelling "while you are shopping, bombs are dropping. the rally was peaceful. more demonstrations are expected today and tomorrow. >>> some local families are working to find a common solution. abc7 news reporter shows how bay area jews and palestinians are getting together to work toward peace. >> escalating violence in gaza has prevented her from getting any rest in the last few days. >> if i was there, i would be sleeping just living normally because i'm not feeling the guilt of being away from what they are going through there. >> she's been constantly connect to her palestinian friends and family in gaza through twitter updates and facebook posts. but it's her jewish friends here in the
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
in our hearts that for the united states of america the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida is still too close to call. even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. the popular vote will likely be closer. >> the president: whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat mitt romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 crucial battleground states. around 1 a.m. eastern romney spoke in boston to let them know he made a concession call to the president. >> i just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> this is a time of great challenges for america and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> reporter: the number reelected president the night in -- the newly reelected president s
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
america or naca. 30,000 turned out at the cow palace a couple years ago. perhaps you can call it the height of the foreclosure crisis. they are offering new home buyers, 3 1/2%, you can possibly get lower interest than that. come down here naca has contracts with major banks, major lenders and these people look you in the eye, look at your documents and come up with a better way to do it. if you have a no interest loan or a loan that balloons extraordinarily, this is the place you want to come to and see if you can't stay in your home. joining me live is rick herrera with naca, this is a new part of your offerings, if someone has lost their home already, lost their home, you might be able to get it back? >> that's right not only are we helping folks who have unaffordable mortgages but also an independent forever closure review working with federal regulators to make sure if your property was illegally foreclosed on naca can help with getting your homeéf"( back orem did up to $125,000. >> reporter: -- have you don't this? >> we've done this. this is another part of our event that we'
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00am PST
the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> reporter: florida still too close to call even if romney won the state, obama still handily beats him in the electoral college vote. >> the president: whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: obama beat mitt romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 crucial battleground states. around 1 a.m. eastern, romney spoke to supporters in boston to let them know he had made a concession call to the president. >> you have just call president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign, also deserve congratulations. >> reporter: the former massachusetts governor said it was time to put aside partisan bickering and work together for the good of the country. >> this is a time of great challenges force america. i pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> reporter: the president the night here in chicago. ' has no publicly scheduled events today. he and the first -- first family will return
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
a clear and unequivocal message, with the right leadership america is about to come roaring back. >> the president: it is a choice between a return to the top down policies that crashed our economy or the strong growing middle class-based policies that are getting us out of a crisis. >> reporter: the race is as close as it gets. newest poll shows president obama with just a one point lead over mitt romney. a poll from politico shows the two in a dead heat with 48% each. at least 30 million people have already voted in 34 states, in person or by mail, no votes will be counted until tomorrow. >> stay with abc7 news for complete election results tomorrow, we will be live throughout the evening with updates, real-time results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close at 8:00, live updates all night at facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter. >>> in the east bay, one man homeless out reap is probably settling in after a long night, visiting hopeless camps with a friendly face and helping hand. you are about to meet doug stewart of martinez as we follow him on his night patrol. the
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Nov 26, 2012 5:00am PST
deputy -- the san francisco sheriff's deputy is accused of robbing bank of america on november 7th. police say he handed the teller a note saying he was armed and demanded money he got $1700 in cash. authorities used fingerprints on the note and surveillance video to identify him. >>> boy facing charges as adult in connection with brutal kidnapping of an elderly woman. he will return to court for arraignment later this morning in vallejo. the 65-year-old woman was kidnapped at gunpoint, while walking to her minivan on november 15th. the 14-year-old of vallejo is accused in the case which includes sexual assault, attempted murder and other charges. the victim was found duct taped near i-80 in vallejo. passers-by noticed her, rendered assistance and called . detectives located the suspect who returned to the parking lot driving the victim's minivan >> did you see how clear those freeway shots were? >> weren't taken this morning. >> absolutely not. looks more like that now. >>> reduced since we talked last down to 1/8 of a mile at sfo, dense fog advisory north bay, 101 corridor, east
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
the company in the process of using all users in north america to a more secure internet connection. you may have noticed this when you were doing online shopping or using a banking websites other websites already use it, facebook book says the slow down will only be slightly noticeable. you can opt-out for now if you want to. >> waterfalls flowing again in yosemite national park after one of the driest seasons on record yosemite got two inches of rain over the weekend, several falls are flowing since mid july. the park service sent these pictures despite much needed rain the merced river is still running at an extremely low level. >>> still ahead, we are continuing to follow breaking news on the peninsula. overnight water main break flooding homes. crews trying to stop and cleanup the mess. >>> danger in toyland new list you want to keep off your holiday gift list. >>> controversial proposal that would strip public knew did from the streets of san francisco, -- public nudity from the streets of san francisco getting national attention. >> reporter: the port of oakland blocked, truc
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. women, for other costumes. >> people had to improvize. >> i wanted to be captain america. now, i changed my mind i'm going to be an evil spiderman. >> there is hardly anything left. we leave to it last minute. >> yeah. yeah. >> mitt romney and barack obama masks were big sellers.. >> also avengers. >> i came as a giants fan. >> you did, indeed. >> stay with us. more sights and sounds of the giants celebration. >> in just a moment. >>> coming up at 6:00 a giants fan got his nose broken trying to keep rowdy revelers in check. he was reunited today with the man who saved him. abc 7 news has the story. we have pictures from nine stories below sea level. a fresh water tunnel being built below the bay. we'll show you the technique they're using to dig it. also from parade to podium we'll have new coverage today, and the race to get out of town. it's coming up in half an hour. now back to dan and cheryl. >> thank you. >> it was so exciting being out there. we're at the beginning of the parade i got my hat and scarf and i'm decked out, you know? take a look at highlights of the event thr
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Nov 10, 2012 4:00am PST
>>> good morning, america. this morning, spy fall, the head of the cia, david petraeus, forced to resign over a sex scandal. who is the woman at the center of this story? and what does it mean for america's national security? >>> storming the power company. fed up and frustrated residents without electricity, almost two weeks after superstorm sandy, joining in protest. adding insult to injury, they just got their utility bills in the mail. >>> special delivery. the woman who went into labor at a bus stop and got help from a quick-thinking, complete stranger who doesn't even speak the same language. >> oh, my god. >> we have the happy reunion at the hospital. ♪ brown sugar >>> and brown sugar. love letters from a young mick jagger to a woman who inspired the rolling stone's smash hit. did rock's bad boy really recite emily dickinson? >>> i guess we're going to have to consider -- reconsider mick jagger, reading poetry. >> he's a very smart man, from the london school of economics. he's a bright one there. >>> we have a busy morning. not only do we have a sex scandal involving the
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Nov 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
from new york to tell us what is coming up at 7:00 on "good morning america." good morning to you. >> hey, good morning to you, terry. we could use some of that warm weather on the east. this morning they were dancing in the streets of lower manhattan as the lights came back on. still millions are powerless as temperatures drop below freezing and a new storm heads towards the disaster zone. meanwhile the race is off. the mayor of new york caved, cancelling the world's largest marathon over outrage. massive generators guarded by security, powering private premieres on parties with cases of booze, soda and food, that race is off now. three days left to the big election and president obama and mitt romney are trying to get every last vote in the battleground states. so who has the edge in these crucial final? >> and the puppy abandoned by his owners after hurricane sandy dropped on the side of the road. they tossed him out of the car. well, fortunately nice people took him in and now the search is on for a permanent home for this dog. by the way, named sandy. he is scampering around
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Nov 5, 2012 3:00am PST
democratic state that romney is making a play for. >> the people of america understand we're taking back the white house because we're going to win pennsylvania. >> as the rays for voters continues in florida, chaos for those trying to cast their ballots. >> let us vote! let us vote! >> so many voters showed up to a miami polling center it overwhelmed the employees who briefly closed it. still millions have voted in florida. tens of millions voted early nationwide. so now only one full day of campaigning left. mitt romney makes five stops starting in florida. president obama makes three stops and then heads home to chicago. rob and paula. >> thank you, preeti. and it is kind of interesting. i don't know what's going on down in florida. you'd think with their dubious election history there in the sunshine state after 2000 -- we remember the debacle. you knew it was a tight rays, you knew both candidates were urging early voting. turnout was going to be strong. early voting. could have set record numbers this year. why weren't they better prepared to handle the rush. and why is the go
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00pm PST
being sent by voters. also, made in america tonight. it is possible corporate giant could take your idea and have it made in china then sell it in their stores? our made in america detective >>> driving on the sidewalk past a stop school bus, it's punishment today. >> sheena harden back today holding the sign reading only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus. a judge chose that unique punishment after harden was videotaped zooming past a stopped school bus on the sidewalk and she was doing this day after day. today harden remains defiant refusing to apologize when prodded by neighborhood residents. >> the kids just apologize to the kids for what you did. what you did was not right. you know it's not right. say i'm sorry skpb done with it. >> you're nothing. >> and today harden held a sign up most of the time she was not seen smoking or using her cell phone as she did the day before. that angered the judge considering personally supervising harden. >> that video is amazing that they'd think there is a rit to do this. >> a program to appoint high school students with
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